History in the making! Town Historian Kathy Kanauer is inviting residents to share their stories of how the coronavirus has impacted daily life in our community. Would you, your family, or maybe even your neighborhood, like to become part of Penfield’s documented social history? Here’s what Kathy recently posted on the Penfield NY History Facebook page:
“Historians across the state are documenting the historic events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. As Penfield Historian I have been tracking the timeline for our archives.
I would like to include creative ways residents are coping. How has your daily routine changed? How are your children coping? Have you grown closer as a family? Your experience will join our common experience to become a part of Penfield’s history.
Please no political advertising or bashing. This is intended to become an apolitical account.
Thanks for your help.
This can be undertaken as a family activity. Encouraging young people to write about how this has affected their lives could be therapeutic and a Language Arts project.
Writings can be emailed to email@example.com.”
As a reminder, if you, your family, or neighbors need face masks Monroe County and the Town of Penfield will be hosting a FREE mask give-away this Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. These are surgical style masks that can be reused a few times if handled with care.
I’ve just heard about a second opportunity to get free masks in Penfield this weekend courtesy of the good people of Bach to Rock Music School. Please read the following details and instructions:
Amy Valente, co-owner of Bach to Rock Music School, has been making handmade cloth (not surgical) masks for anyone in need. To date, she has made almost 600 masks. Their next distribution of cloth masks will occur on Saturday, May 9 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Bach to Rock Music School. Another cloth mask distribution is set for Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. In conjunction, the Penfield Business Chamber board members will also be distributing free "Care Packages" to residents to support local businesses. Care packages will have business coupons, menus, business cards, special discounts, free items, and more to remind the community of the products and services offered while we continue to navigate through the COVID19 crisis. If anyone in the community is in need of a cloth mask, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with an order form and details.
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives,
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain